Repolling on in 167 booths in three states
Amidst elaborate security arrangements, repolling is being held on Wednesday in 167 polling booths in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.india Updated: Dec 03, 2003 14:40 IST
Amidst elaborate security arrangements, repolling is being held on Wednesday in 167 polling booths in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan with a clash between naxalites and police reported from Kont in Chhattisgarh.
Repolling is being conducted in 60 polling stations spread over 10 constituencies in Chhattisgarh, 66 booths in Madhya Pradesh and 41 in Rajasthan where voting was disrupted on Monday due to booth capturing and damaging of Electronic Voting Machines
Repolling is being held in one polling booth in Marwahi where Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi is locked in a battle with the leader of opposition Nand Kumar Sai of BJP.
The highest number of 34 booths in Bijapur segment of Dantewada district witnessed repolling, Joint Chief Electoral Officer of Chhattisgarh Vivek Dewangan said in Raipur.
Naxalites and security forces are engaged in exchange of fire near Penta booth of Konta constituency in Dantewada district where repolling is taking place, offical sources said.
However, no casualty has been reported and voting has not been affected, the sources said.
In Rajasthan repolling in 42 booths spread across 22 constituencies began on a peaceful note, Election Office sources said in Jaipur.
Largest number of 13 polling stations are witnessing repoll in Bharatpur district followed by nine polling booths in Kaman and four in Deeg constituency.
First Published: Dec 03, 2003 14:40 IST